ISO - best coconut shrimp SFV - LA
Did a search - nuthin'.
Looking for the best coconut shrimp out there.
I'm talking about those fried, crispy, coconut-crusted delights with tender, perfectly cooked (not over-cooked) shrimp within.
Handy to Studio City/Universal City a plus.
happy hour availability -- even better!
If all else fails you can get the frozen ones at Trader Joes. Not great but good for home food.
OK, this is not going to help you locationally, but (with apologies to WestsideGal), I really love the greasy coconut-spackled shrimp in Playa del Rey (on Pershing, not far from LAX) at Berri's Playa Cafe. The appetizer portion is really fine for a dinner ... as an appetizer you would HAVE to have two people chowing down on it. It's served with a tart, deep tamarind dipping sauce that goes really well with it. It's not very bready, just sort of a greasy coconut amalgamation meltdown on decent-sized shrimp.
8415 Pershing Dr Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 310-823-6658
If you go there and someone else needs something else to eat, the mushroom goat cheese (I think that's it) pizza is, I think, quite nice. And I've had the salmon dinner before and it's been fine.
They have coconut shrimp as an appetizer, not usually listed on the menu. Delicious!
363 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105